Saturday, October 24, 2009

Camera Critters # 81

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

My grandson, Soccer Boy, and I were in a parking lot with a lot of Ringed Billed Gulls. We got them to fly and took this photo as some took wing.
They really are a pretty bird, people feed them in the parking lots.
This one jumped for a short flight and I got him and his shadow.
They do some great maneuvers with those big wings.
Check out all the critters shown above.

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the gulls, I always wonder why Gulls are attracted to parking lots. Is it the color?

Sue said...

I enjoyed your photos. Isn't it fun to experience living creatures up close and personal?

imac said...

Birdies, great shot Tom.

Snap said...

I always enjoy watching the gulls -- beg and fly and soar -- amazing !! Nice shots. Thank you!

Gaelyn said...

Gulls are real acrobats. And scavengers too. Especially like the shot with the shadow.

Didn't you read Johnathan Livingston Seagull?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shots !! Birds are beautiful !!Unseen Rajasthan

We love Luna said...

oh my friend, perfect capture!
They are really pretty!
I loved all pictures.
Happy Camera Critters
purrs and love
Luna

Twisted Fencepost said...

I've not seen those before.
I like to watch when a flock of them take off. Birds just amaze me.

Carletta said...

Nice action shots FG!
I really like the new header.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These birds are fascinating.Because they are fairly numerous they make good photo subjects.Thanks for the interesting pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Alexander said...

Beautiful birds! The colour gradients of the skies in the first photo is excellent.

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Rose said...

The bottom gull looks like a plane about to crash!

Lilli & Nevada said...

fabulous photos you captured them well

Indrani said...

Lovely shots of the sea gulls and a wonderful capture of the bird with its shadow.

Life with Kaishon said...

Love. Love. LOVE the shadow!

jabblog said...

They are pretty birds and don't they fly low? Anxious not to miss out on snacks, perhaps. Great action shots.

tipper said...

Wow you guys got some great shots!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Wonderful gull shots ;-)
I love the duck header and the beautiful one with the reflections too.
Hugs and blessings,

Willard said...

An excellent Camera Critters series, Tom. I like how you captured a lot of different aspects of the bird.

Also I really like the header. I would have picked it too, over the other one, but the second one is very good too-I guess I like the dramatic up and close aspect of the one you chose.